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26 08, 2021

Investing in Tasmania’s Justice system to address Court backlogs

By |2021-08-30T12:20:33+10:00Thursday, 26 August 2021|

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is securing Tasmania’s future by delivering an efficient and effective criminal and civil justice system for all Tasmanians. That’s why we are determined to address the delays to finalising proceedings in the criminal court system, particularly due to the impact of COVID-19. This year’s State Budget [...]

25 08, 2021

Supporting Tasmanian artists to get back on their feet

By |2021-08-25T14:20:35+10:00Wednesday, 25 August 2021|

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is a strong supporter of our State’s vitally important cultural and creative industries that supports thousands of jobs across the State and adds millions to our economy. The Creative Support Small Grants Fund is the latest in a suite of new initiatives designed to support artists [...]

24 08, 2021

New legislation to set up Tasmania’s donation disclosure scheme open for public consultation

By |2021-08-24T16:39:09+10:00Tuesday, 24 August 2021|

The Tasmanian Government is delivering on our commitment to introduce a fair, more transparent and modern political donation disclosure scheme in Tasmania, with draft legislation for two Bills now available for public comment. This fulfils another important commitment in our First 100 Day Plan, and will provide for the disclosure [...]

24 08, 2021

Giddings wrong on Women’s Legal Service funding

By |2021-08-24T16:36:54+10:00Tuesday, 24 August 2021|

It is simply wrong for Lara Giddings to say the Tasmanian Government has ‘defunded’ the Tasmanian Women’s Legal Service. It is the Liberals in Government who have provided record State funding to help Tasmanians in need navigate the justice system. To be clear, the Women’s Legal Service receives $628,250 in [...]

24 08, 2021

Woodruff’s total disregard for the Integrity Commission’s findings of Investigation Tyndall

By |2021-08-25T11:45:53+10:00Tuesday, 24 August 2021|

The Tasmanian Government notes today’s Integrity Commission’s Summary Report of Investigation Tyndall which stated that there are no findings of wrongdoing. The Integrity Commission also stated that there was no evidence that the Government attempted to pressure or influence the Regulator. It stated that Mr Cocker, the former independent Regulator, [...]

21 08, 2021

Designs called for Northern Regional Prison

By |2021-08-24T10:06:59+10:00Saturday, 21 August 2021|

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is continuing to progress our plan for a Northern Regional Prison with a Request for Tender (RTF) for the supply of architectural design services advertised today. This correctional facility will create more than 1,000 jobs and deliver an economic boost of $500 million to the region, [...]

20 08, 2021

Extension for submissions to the Public Trustee Review

By |2021-08-20T14:54:46+10:00Friday, 20 August 2021|

The timeframe for Tasmanians to contribute to the independent review on the Public Trustee being conducted by Mr Damian Bugg AM QC has been extended until Friday, 27 August 2021. This extension will allow additional time for all interested parties to have their say on the important issues being reviewed, [...]

19 08, 2021

Resignation of the Solicitor-General

By |2021-08-19T16:42:01+10:00Thursday, 19 August 2021|

Solicitor-General Michael O’Farrell SC has advised the Government he will step down from the role on 24 December 2021. Mr O’Farrell SC has held the senior position of the Second Law Officer for seven years, and has made a significant contribution to our State during this time with his extensive [...]

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